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From Watergate To "This Russia Thing": Comparing Nixon To Trump

The recent firing of FBI director James Comey set off a flurry of commentary comparing President Donald Trump to another hard-nosed Republican president — Richard Nixon. And this is just the latest round. Comparisons between the 45th and 37th presidents started long before Election Day. While the comparisons may come easily, are they accurate? How does President Trump stack up against his predecessor? And how similar are the late 2010s to the early 1970s? Joining us are Matthew Dallek, associate professor of political management at The George Washington University's Graduate School of Political Management, John Farrell, author of "Richard Nixon: The Life," and Nicole Hemmer, assistant professor in presidential studies at The University of Virginia's Miller Center.

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